Rethinking Memorials in Greater Latin America

12:00 pm on Wednesday, July 8, 2020
1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Amrien
Memorials have always served the purposes of the periods in which they are constructed rather than the times in which the commemorated events took place – but it is equally true that as years pass and societies change, so too do the messages of the memorials and their reception by viewers. Parallel to conversations and political action relating to memorials to the Confederacy in the United States are those surrounding figures connected to Latin American colonialism, including Christopher Columbus, Hernán Cortés, Juan de Oñate, and Junípero Serra, as well as historical indigenous figures, such as Cuahutemoc and Xicotencatl. Join us on Wednesday, July 8, at 12 noon, for a round-table discussion moderated by Adela Pineda (Romance Studies and Latin American Studies) and featuring David Colmenares (Romance Studies and Latin American Studies), Andrea Berlin (Religion and Archaeology), and David Carballo (Anthropology, Archaeology, and Latin American Studies).